a. What is the meaning of stress?
Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
b. Why we can get Stress?
The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response
c. Cause Of Stress?
External Factor :
- Major life changes
- Relationship difficulties
- Financial problems
- Being too busy
- Children and family
- Inability to accept uncertainty
- Negative self-talk
- Unrealistic expectations, perfectionism
|Cognitive Symptoms||Emotional Symptoms|
| || |
|Physical Symptoms||Behavioral Symptoms|
e. What is effect cronic of stress?
The body doesn’t distinguish between physical and psychological threats. When you’re stressed over a busy schedule, an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, or a mountain of bills, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be “on” most of the time. The more your body’s stress system is activated, the easier it is to trip and the harder it is to shut off.
Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Many health problems are caused or exacerbated by stress, including:
- Alter the situation : manage your time better, be willing to compromise etc.
Adapt to the stressor : reframe problem, focus on the positive etc.
Accept the things you can’t change : share your feelings, learn to forgive etc.
Make time for fun and relaxation : do something you enjoy every day, humorAdopt etc.
A healthy lifestyle : Exercise regularly, reduce caffein & sugar etc.